|SEEKING A BALANCE BETWEEN FORM AND CONTENT |
Photography belongs to the realm of art, since it concerns the image and questions of composition, light and shade, etc. At the same time, it's a very fine blend of optics, physics, chemistry, etc. Does an artistically valuable photograph come about only when a high level of technical knowledge is combined in one individual with an education in art (or at least natural artistic talent)? Or is it sufficient to have a perfect understanding of the technical side of photography? Or perhaps the secret of an outstanding work of art should not be sought in the traditional qualities of a "good photograph"?